(Giulia Marchi/Washington Post) Li Weibin, 30, a construction worker from Hunan, lives in a dormitory in Chang'an. He came to Guangzhou when he was 13 years old. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Nikita Chauhan, 14, was one of the girls who started a protest in hopes of being able to continue their education in the village school, to avoid the come-ons from men on the 1.5-mile walk to the high school. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Men in the village where Jyoti Chauhan, 14, lives model their behavior on Bollywood films. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Suresh Chauhan, the sarpanch, or mayor, of Gothara Tappa Dahina, says education is helping advance women's causes. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Suresh Kumar says the suffocation he feels as a single 35-year-old is palpable. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Om Pati is the mother of seven sons, including from left, Sandeep, Sanjay and Suresh. (Yan … [Read more...] about China, India grapple with the consequences too many men
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There’s been buzz about Keer Group lately, the Chinese textile company that opened a cotton mill this year in South Carolina. China has long been seen as the global capital of textile manufacturing, due in part to their low production costs and seemingly endless supply of cheap labor. But Keer Group found the rising costs in China made it difficult to grow in its hometown of Hangzhou. Wages there have been steadily increasing, energy costs are rising, and shipping costs are growing higher. Textile operations in China are actually starting to become unprofitable. So production was moved to America. And Keer Group is not alone. JN Fibers Inc., also of China, is building a plant in South Carolina. Indian textile manufacturer, ShriVallabh Pittie Group, is building a factory in Georgia.Why would textile companies from traditionally low cost countries move production to the U.S.? What’s the allure for these foreign … [Read more...] about Coming to America: Foreign Manufacturers Looking to Produce in the U.S.
Energy and Climate DebateFollowing an extended debate over a number of non-germane energy amendments, the Senate overwhelmingly approved March 14 a $109 billion transportation bill that would fund road and transit projects for the next two years. The bipartisan 74-22 vote places added pressure on Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republicans to either pass a measure of its own or take up the Senate-approved version before current highway funding expires March 31.The legislation extends current levels indexed to inflation while also reforming the project review process and consolidating a few federal programs. The Speaker’s preferred language is a five-year, $260 billion package that would pay for infrastructure projects with revenue from new domestic oil and gas drilling; while House Republicans have been divided on the measure, it is possible that the House could move to the Senate bill soon.Prior to the vote, the Senate moved through two amendments on the … [Read more...] about Energy and Environment Update – March 20, 2012
Energy and Climate DebateAfter the House failed to move forward with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R-OH) Plan B proposal to avoiding the fiscal cliff, President Obama called on Congress December 21 to pass a basic agreement on the fiscal cliff that would preserve middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance funding, while laying the groundwork for growth and deficit reduction. However, the Administration has since expressed a willingness to settle for a less comprehensive package after a short Christmas recess, but doing so will still require bipartisan cooperation.An outcome for the tax extenders debate, as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations, remains up in the air. Whether or not $70 billion in tax extenders funding is even included in an final end of the year fiscal cliff avoidance package has yet to be determined, as Congress focuses primarily on blocking the full impact of $607 billion in tax increase and spending cuts scheduled to take effect in January. Though … [Read more...] about Energy & Environmental Law Update – December 23, 2012
For many years, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases have provided legal means for domestic industries in many countries to obtain protection against low-priced and subsidised import competition. Although the annual number of US cases and the range of industries bringing actions have decreased significantly over the past decade, several metals and metal products industries continue to rely on these actions as a means of combating imports.Companies in these industries—US producers, US importers, overseas producers and exporters to the US market alike—should be familiar with this form of legal proceeding and consider its implications when developing their global business strategies.US AD and CVD Laws and PracticesThe US AD and CVD laws are designed to counteract the impact of dumped and subsidised imports on domestic industries. For petitioners seeking relief under these laws, a successful result from an investigation is the imposition of an order that … [Read more...] about US Metal Products Industries Must Still Rely on Import Relief to Protect Against Competitive Imports